Pownal Elementary School


If you need a copy of the 2014-15 school calendar, you can pick one up in the office or click on this link.

The Production of "US Geography . . . an Extraterrestrial Safari"
March 27th 6:30 PM Art Show begins at 5:30
Baked goods will be available for purchase to support the 5th grade Boston trip

New Breakfast Program
Starting April 1, we are offering a trial "Grab and Go" breakfast program. Participating students will go directly to the kitchen after getting off the bus, pick up a breakfast, and go to their classrooms to eat. Please read the attached paper to get more information and the breakfast menu will be on the back. If you have any questions, feel free to call and speak with Mrs. Coro at 688-4832.

Yearbook orders are closing
A yearbook order form went home with the March 27th Panther Press. The order deadline will be April 17th, so this is just a reminder. You can order and pay online at YBPay.lifetouch.com and use the ID Code 11935215 or use the attached order form and return it to the office.

Speaking of yearbooks
Have you been taking photos of school activities this year? If you have a few high quality photos, we could use them for the yearbook! We especially need school clubs and activities like Girl Scouts, Good News Club, concerts, track meets, field trips, basketball and the musical. Please e-mail photos to Kari Crosman (crosmank@rsu5.org) by March 31st. Thank you!

It's Budget Time Again for RSU #5
The Board encourages citizens to get involved with this process. Please join us for these important meetings to learn more about our budget an the quality educational programs we are working to provide. After these meetings, we will post the budget handouts at rsu5.org/budget1516 o you can follow the progress.
The next Board Meeting for budget review with public comment wil be on April 8th at 6:30 PM at Pownal Elementary. Please try to attend and share your comments and concerns with the Board. We welcome your participation!

Target Stores Give Back to Schools
Again this year, Target stores are giving back 1% of yoru store purchase total when you use your Target Credit or Target Debit REDcard. This is also good on purchases done through Target.com. If you have a Target REDcard and have not enrolled it in this program, do so by going on Target.com and also select the school of your coice. This program runs throughout the 2015 year.

From the Kitchen
Free and Reduced Lunch Forms:
Just a reminder, if your household income ever changes (for a short period or long period), please don't hesitate to ask the main office for a "free and reduced lunch form." You can e-mail Mrs. Nielsen and she will send the form to you, click the link on this site just below the photo of the school, or you can pick up an application at the office. Remember, all information is totally confidential!

News from the Art Corner
Summer art classes at Maine College of Art Continuing Studies at MECA is running a youth essay contest to win "free" summer courses. Students between the ages of 8-17 are eligible. Please check out the following link for more information: http://meca.edu/essaycontest

Pi Day Festivities
Fifth graders celebrated pi day by holding a contest to see who could memorize the most digits of pi. Riley took home the prize of an apple pie when she memorized 198 digits!! Annie came in second with an impressive 140 digits memorized. Students also measured several circular objects in order to understand that pi is the number derived when the circumference is divided by the diameter. They also enjoyed indulging in "pie" by starting the day with quiche and ending the day with a strawberry pie and "pi" cupcakes. Congratulations 5th graders!


Grade 2 Swim Sessions
Grade 2 swim sessions are soon ending. April 2nd will be their last session and also the class that you, as parents, can attend. The students really like to show how much they have learned or improved so try to attend. Their class is 1-2 PM.

IMPACT Meeting
IMPACT meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the library. Minutes can be found on the IMPACT link on the PES website.

Book Fair and Variety Show
Thursday, April 9th from 6:00 to 8:00! The theme this spring is "Under the Sea" (of talent!).

Volunteer Opportunities

Book Fair Volunteer Needs
April 6th-10th
Book Fair sign-up sheet: www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4FA4AC2DA5FE3-pownal

Parent and Teacher Conferences
This is an opportunity for those volunteers that like to cook! Please see the sign-up sheet in the PES front office.

IMPACT Officer Volunteer Positions
The IMPACT President and Secretary Officer Positions are up for election at the June IMPACT meeting. Please contact Meghan at impactpes@hotmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

Share with a classroom opportunity: Do you or anyone you know have or would like to share their knowledge with students on why lichen, moss, bacteria, and/or algae may be growing on gravestones or can identify what the different growth organisms can tell us? Please contact Heather at impactpes@hotmail.com.

Become a Volunteer: Do you have any talents, hobbies, or special interests? We are looking for volunteers to share their special talents, hobbies, or interests with PES classrooms. Teachers are always looking for ways to enhance their curriculum. IMPACT will be linking these resources creating community partnerships in education. We have had over 30 PES families sign up to receive volunteer need notifications. You can send a message to Heather at impactpes@hotmail.com noting that you would like to join our Volunteer List.

CLYNK Bags, Box Tops, Amazon Smile, and Hannaford Dollars - What a difference your support has made! Your purchases from Amazon Smile gives IMPACT the opportunity to earn money to put toward extracurricular activities. Simply visit smile.amazon.com prior to placing your order and 0.05% of select purchases will be donated to IMPACT.